Re: [PATCH v2 01/20] net: slight optimization of addr compare forsome modules

From: Ding Tianhong
Date: Tue Dec 24 2013 - 10:34:43 EST

ä 2013/12/24 23:05, Joe Perches åé:
> On Tue, 2013-12-24 at 22:35 +0800, Ding Tianhong wrote:
>> ä 2013/12/24 22:22, Joe Perches åé:
>>> On Tue, 2013-12-24 at 19:27 +0800, Ding Tianhong wrote:
>>>> Use possibly more efficient ether_addr_equal_unaligned
>>>> and ether_addr_equal to instead of memcmp.
>>> A negative of adding so many different drivers in a single
>>> patch is that you miss sending patches to the named maintainers.
>>> Most of these below have separate individual maintainers.
>> you mean that I should send below by separate patch?
> I think yes,
> You can send them to netdev, but cc'ing the named
> maintainers is a polite thing to do.
> Sending individual patches can make it easier for
> maintainers to review the bits that are specific
> to their projects without having to wade through
> other changes that aren't relevant to them.

OK, I will rebuild the 01/20 patch and make it to seperate patches follow your opinion.
and the rest of the patches I think is fit and no need to modify, if you agree with me,
I will send the rest 19 patch as the first step, and then seperate this patch as the second
step, send them in net-next.


>> It seemed that I
>> misunderstood, I use the ./script/getmainter and found the only maintainer
>> is David, and others are support, so maybe I was wrong, but it really a big
>> patchset, could I send them by seperate patchset? I think it could be more
>> clearly.
>>From the MAINTAINERS file:
> S: Status, one of the following:
> Supported: Someone is actually paid to look after this.
> Maintained: Someone actually looks after it.
> Odd Fixes: It has a maintainer but they don't have time to do
> much other than throw the odd patch in. See below..
> Orphan: No current maintainer [but maybe you could take the
> role as you write your new code].
> Obsolete: Old code. Something tagged obsolete generally means
> it has been replaced by a better system and you
> should be using that.
> So "supported" is "higher/better" than "maintained".



To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at